PHOTOS: Cassini’s last views of Saturn

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With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini's home for 13 years, but that journey is nearing its end. With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini’s home for 13 years, but that journey has come to an end.

Following a remarkable journey of 20 years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory.

Here are some of the final images Cassini shared with Earth before its final descent 7:55 a.m. EDT on September 25, 2017.

ALL images are courtesy NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.